23 Jan Puppy or Not?
Are you on the fence about adding a new addition to your household?
A small study of of 643 kids ranging from 6 to 7 years old had a higher rate of testing positive for clinical anxiety if they did not have a dog. Is this surprising? Adults that have anxiety are given cats and dogs to help calm them. It makes sense that it would do the same to children.
I have seen very strong bonds between dogs and children. It is a friend that is always with them. Here is the full article on the subject reported by NBC News. Anxiety